History VideoGame / DayOfTheTentacle

30th Apr '16 8:58:33 AM SonicLover
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The ten Purple Tentacles blocking the Sludge-O-Matic in the finale are arranged in a manner you need to recognize to work out the solution. [[spoiler:The solution is a [[BowledOver bowling ball]].]]
30th Apr '16 8:52:08 AM SonicLover
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* HandRubbing: Dr. Fred, the MadScientist, has a sprite whose static animation consists of this. Although in Fred's case, there's nothing particularly sinister about it -- he's just jittery from the permanent caffeine high he submits himself to so as to avoid sleepwalking (by avoiding sleeping).

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* HandRubbing: Dr. Fred, the MadScientist, has a sprite whose static animation consists of this. Although in Fred's case, there's nothing particularly sinister about it -- he's just jittery from the permanent caffeine high he submits himself to so as to avoid sleepwalking (by avoiding sleeping).to.
25th Apr '16 2:29:21 PM SonicLover
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* HyperspaceArsenal: The characters' entire inventory is in their pockets. And pretty much anything can go through the Chron-O-John so long as it's not living matter or too big. Laverne is briefly discomforted when she drops the frozen hamster down her top. Bernard whips a rope into the air and opens his pocket for it to fall neatly inside it.

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* HyperspaceArsenal: The characters' entire inventory is in their pockets. And pretty much anything can go through the Chron-O-John so long as it's not living matter or too big. Laverne is briefly discomforted when she drops the frozen hamster down her top.top (due to cold, we must clarify, not due to disgust). Bernard whips a rope into the air and opens his pocket for it to fall neatly inside it.
23rd Apr '16 1:53:30 PM SonicLover
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Bernard's line about being "controlled by some demented, sadistic puppet-master" (see YouBastard below).
23rd Apr '16 1:17:35 PM SonicLover
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* [[TwoBeingsOneBody Three Beings, One Body]]: Seemingly played straight at the end of the game [[spoiler:when Laverne, Hoagie, and Bernard use the same Chron-O-John, they get fused into a three-headed monstrosity with Hoagie's arms and Laverne's legs, a la ''[[Film/TheFly1958 The Fly]]''.]] However, in the final scenes, [[spoiler:Doctor Fred uses an X-ray to show that they were just stuck in the same ''clothes'' together and they just thought they had become the same person.]] Anyway, it's [[RuleOfFunny a good laugh]].
21st Apr '16 10:47:25 AM SonicLover
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* ShrunkInTheWash: Used in the puzzle where you must put a wooly sweater in a drier for 100 years so it'll become wearable for a bald hamster.

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* ShrunkInTheWash: Used in the a puzzle where you must put a wooly sweater in a drier for 100 200 years so it'll become wearable for a bald hamster.
21st Apr '16 10:42:12 AM SonicLover
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* SnipeHunt: Subverted -- the player actually has to locate a left-handed hammer.

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* SnipeHunt: Subverted -- the player actually has to locate a left-handed hammer.hammer, and a right-handed person has noticeable difficulty using it.
19th Apr '16 10:57:35 AM SonicLover
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: '''Hoagie:''' I'm stuck in colonial times, tentacles are taking over the world, [[ItMakesSenseInContext and now the toilet's backing up!]]

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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'''Hoagie:''' I'm stuck in colonial times, tentacles are taking over the world, [[ItMakesSenseInContext and now the toilet's backing up!]]
11th Apr '16 8:17:16 PM zoop
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** John Han*** suggests adding an amendment to the Constitution saying the President has to be a human being. Had this been accepted, it would have prevented Purple Tentacle's rise to power, but Thomas Jefferson dismisses it as a stupid idea.
** Jefferson also vetoes Han***'s suggestion to make dumping toxic sludge in rivers illegal, on the same grounds.

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** John Han*** Hancock suggests adding an amendment to the Constitution saying the President has to be a human being. Had this been accepted, it would have prevented Purple Tentacle's rise to power, but Thomas Jefferson dismisses it as a stupid idea.
** Jefferson also vetoes Han***'s Hancock's suggestion to make dumping toxic sludge in rivers illegal, on the same grounds.



* ExactlyWha***aysOnTheTin: The Chron-o-John is a time-traveling outhouse.

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* ExactlyWha***aysOnTheTin: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Chron-o-John is a time-traveling outhouse.



* IdenticalGrandson: Dr. Fred Edison's ancestor Red Edison looks exactly like him. His descendant looks like him, with a beard. This applies to the descendants of Edna and Weird Ed as well. The cigar salesman looks exactly like Benjamin Franklin, and could be a descendant; the same could be said about Arnold looking like George Washington and Dwayne looking like John Han***.

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* IdenticalGrandson: Dr. Fred Edison's ancestor Red Edison looks exactly like him. His descendant looks like him, with a beard. This applies to the descendants of Edna and Weird Ed as well. The cigar salesman looks exactly like Benjamin Franklin, and could be a descendant; the same could be said about Arnold looking like George Washington and Dwayne looking like John Han***.Hancock.



* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: Hoagie manages to run into George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Han***, and Betsy Ross, without even leaving the Edison manor.

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* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: Hoagie manages to run into George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Han***, Hancock, and Betsy Ross, without even leaving the Edison manor.



* {{Irony}}: Many of Han***'s suggested legislations in the 1790s storyline would have saved the future USA from the tyranny of the Purple Tentacle (strict anti-pollution laws; requiring the President to be a human being...). Thomas Jefferson shoots them all down.

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* {{Irony}}: Many of Han***'s Hancock's suggested legislations in the 1790s storyline would have saved the future USA from the tyranny of the Purple Tentacle (strict anti-pollution laws; requiring the President to be a human being...). Thomas Jefferson shoots them all down.



* ObligatorySwearing: Aside from a fairly explicit joke about [[SuicideAsComedy suicide]] and the occasional use of the relatively harmless "***", the game would be perfectly acceptable and appealing to all ages were it not for Hoagie's default response when examining items being "***in'." It really feels like a textbook example of AvoidTheDreadedGRating, but since the ESRB wouldn't exist for another year at the time of the game's release, this doesn't seem to be the case.

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* ObligatorySwearing: Aside from a fairly explicit joke about [[SuicideAsComedy suicide]] and the occasional use of the relatively harmless "***", "damn", the game would be perfectly acceptable and appealing to all ages were it not for Hoagie's default response when examining items being "***in'."Bitchin'." It really feels like a textbook example of AvoidTheDreadedGRating, but since the ESRB wouldn't exist for another year at the time of the game's release, this doesn't seem to be the case.



** "[[Series/TwinPeaks *** Good Coffee!]]"

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** "[[Series/TwinPeaks *** Damn Good Coffee!]]"



** John Han*** and Thomas Jefferson did not attend the Constitutional Convention (Jefferson wasn't even in the country at the time).

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** John Han*** Hancock and Thomas Jefferson did not attend the Constitutional Convention (Jefferson wasn't even in the country at the time).
9th Apr '16 8:43:20 PM Alhambra
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: '''Hoagie:''' I'm stuck in colonial times, tentacles are taking over the world, [[ItMakesSenseInContext and now the toilet's backing up!]]
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